Field Trips and Field Experiences
Visitors of all ages from preschool through senior citizens will benefit from experiential and educational visits to 1000 Islands. Our naturalists work with the teacher or group leader to ensure programs and activities supplement and enhance classroom curricula or group interests.
Program Guide (PDF)
Program Listings (PDF)
Field Trip Request Form (PDF)
Educator Loan Program
All program and educational materials are available for loan to area educators. Materials include specimens, equipment, lesson plans and program kits. For specific items available contact the Director or Assistant Naturalist.
Director: Debra Nowak, 920-759-5673, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join an achievement-based program designed by our naturalists to meet adventure requirements. Adventures are currently offered for Bears, Wolves, and Webelos.
Eagle Scout Projects
We offer a variety of opportunities for Eagle Scout projects. Contact the Director at email@example.com to discuss options and timing.
1000 Islands works with Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes to develop programs based on badge requirements. To view classes held at 1000 Islands and to register for a class, contact GSNWGL.
Classes, Programs and Camps
1000 Islands provide a variety of nature-inspired classes, programs and workshops for the entire family. We welcome you to join us for a great learning experience.
Focus on the Fox
The Fox River is a major resource in the area and the main focus of the 1000 Islands Conservancy Zone. It has been central to our history, industry, and environment. In celebration of World Rivers Day, 1000 Islands Environmental Center will hold its first Focus on the Fox event to highlight the wonderful resource that we have right here in our backyards.
The event will be held on September 24, 2022 from 10 AM until 3 PM and will feature a river cleanup, nature hikes, fishing, a scavenger hunt and more. This is a free, family-focused event. All is welcome to attend!
Eagle watching along the lower Fox River can be spectacular. 1000 Islands has always been an ideal area each winter to watch eagles either perched in large trees along the water’s edge or soaring above. They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. Early morning or at sunset is a prime time during the day to see eagles flying and fishing.
Each year, on the 4th Saturday in January, 1000 Islands hosts Eagle Days. Eagle lovers of all ages come to watch eagles fishing, soaring overhead or roosting in nearby trees. Eagle Days is a family day and provides an educational program featuring a live bald eagle. Other activities include a full-size replica of an eagle’s nest, hands-on eagle activities, children’s crafts, coloring contest, door prizes and more. All activities are free.